Random House Academic Resources’ author line-up for the 2015 First-Year Experience® Conference (February 7-10, Dallas, Texas) is now confirmed. Our authors hail from diverse backgrounds and their books reflect that: from books on social justice to best-selling novels, we will have something for every FYE program. Here is the line-up (in order of appearance): Continue reading
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Random House Academic Resources Confirms Author Lineup for the 2015 First-Year Experience® Conference
By Max Brooks, author of The Harlem Hellfighers (Broadway Books, April 2014).
I first learned of the Harlem Hellfighters from an Anglo-Rhodesian named Michael Furmanovsky when I was 11. Michael was working for my parents while getting his MFA in history from UCLA. He taught me about the British Empire, the Falklands War, Hiroshima, the Holocaust, and a host of other topics not covered in my fifth-grade western civilization class. Of all his after-school lessons, the one that left the deepest impression was the story of a unit of American soldiers who weren’t allowed to fight for their country because of the color of their skin. To a white, privileged kid growing up on the west side of L.A. in the 1980s, that kind of prejudice was just inconceivable. When I confessed that I didn’t know about them, he assured me that I wasn’t alone. Continue reading →
St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX has selected Max Brook’s World War Z as their freshman studies common text for the Fall 2012 semester. All incoming freshmen for the upcoming school year will be reading this book and discussing… The Zombie War.
The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the world, from decimated cities to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and children who came face-to-face with the living and undead hell of that time. World War Z is the result, a document that conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance.